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BARNWELL , EDWARD LOWRY ( 1813 - 1887 ), antiquary and schoolmaster . Born at Bath , graduated (1st class in Mathematics) at Jesus College , Oxford , in 1834 , took orders, and became headmaster of Ruthin school in 1839 .

He was a prominent member of the Cambrian Archaeological Association from its foundation, was its secretary , 1854-75 , and from time to time edited Arch. Camb. , to which he contributed a long series of papers (list in Arch. Camb. , Oct. 1887 , also in Williams , Llyfryddiaeth Sir Ddinbych , part 3). After retiring from Ruthin in 1865 , he lived at Melksham House , Wilts. , where he d. 9 Aug. 1887 ; he was m., and had a son and a daughter.

Bibliography:

  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , Jan. 1884 ;
  • Yr Haul , 1887 , 285.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor